Panelists: // Conrad Cartmell, Class Unity // Josh Decker, International Bolshevik Tendency // Andrea Haverkamp, International Journal of Engineering, Social Justice, and Peace // Doug Lain, Zero Books
The present is characterized not only by a political crisis of the global neoliberal order but also by differing interpretations of the cause of this crisis: capitalism. If we are to interpret capitalism, we must also know how to change it. We ask the panelists to consider the following questions: - What is capitalism? - Is capitalism contradictory? If so, what is this contradiction and how does it relate to Left politics? - How has capitalism changed over time, and what have these changes meant politically for the Left? - Does class struggle take place today? If so, how, and what role should it play for the Left? - Is capitalism in crisis? If so, how? And how should the Left respond? - If a new era of global capitalism is emerging, how do we envision the future of capitalism and what are the implications of this for the Left?